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. close to 10:00. she wants to know if this goes against some sort of guidelines or protocol. >> the u.s. census bureau gave us this answer. it surveys americans even during years when there's not a door to door census. representatives for the census are trained to contact respondent when they're most likely to be home which does include evenings and weekends. all of the training doesn't specifically instruct the reps not to call or visit after 9:00 p.m. the telephone centers outbound call system does prevent them from calling respondent after 9:00 unless the respondent specifically requests a call after that time. consumers have a question about the census, they are encouraged to call in 800-354-7271. so basically, they're not supposed to, but they can. if you have questions to consider for ask liz, put it to ask lis@nbcwashington.com. connect with me on twitter. on facebook searching liz crenshaw's consumer watch. coming up at 5:00, what happened to the pre-printed gear made for the team that loses the super bowl. where can you recycle an old vacuum cleaner and what happens behind the
. >> reporter: the headline could be the obama announcement that he will bring home 34,000 u.s. forces from afghanistan. but he will warn that the military could be hurt by spending cuts march 1. the sequester. outside of the capitol, union members protested the automatic cuts that would also hit social services. preventing sequester cuts requires a deal on taxes and spending that the president has called for in previous state of the union speeches. there is no agreement. >> we have a spending debt crisis, not a revenue debt crisis. got to make the right diagnosis. >> reporter: obama prescription is to spend more to put americans back to work and pay for that by higher tax owes the wealthy. liberal agenda he laid out at his naug rl and angering republican. >>ing things that -- position him on the far left of the political spectrum is not a operate way to achieve accomplishments out of divided government. >> reporter: the president will push measures to stop gun violence like the shooting death of 15-year-old pendleton in january in chicago. >> her murder is heartbreak iin >> you guys signed
. syrian rebels do not want to go to the meeting because they are frustrated that the u.s. and europe have refused to provide arms and other aid and create a no-fly zone. secretary clinton had proposed that along with defense secretary leon panetta last year, at least proposed arming and training some rebel groups but the president rejected that plan last year. tomorrow, of course, the biggest problem, the biggest obstacle that the new secretary of state, john kerry, will face to getting rid of the assad reg seem russia. will he meet tomorrow in berlin with the russian foreign leader. that's a very big challenge. a visiting tour, nine countries in 11 days. natalie? >> andrea mitchell traveling with the secretary in london this morning. thank you. >>> more legal trouble for the pistorius family this morning as it's revealed the so-called blade runner's older brother is facing vehicular manslaughter charges for the death of a woman in a 2008 auto accident. meanwhile, pistorius awaits his trial for the murder of reeva steenkamp. >>> cuban president raul castro began what he says will be his f
adopting children as retaliation for u.s. sanctions and political issues. last month judges ruled the adoptions could continue. despite fears of more delays, the families can return home can their new children. at the live desk, i'm keith russell. glue and the grammy goes to. babel. >> mumford and sons takes home the album of the year. for somebody that i used to know, and pop rock's fun got best new artist and song of the year. they kept coming up and up on stage a lot. >>> they sure did. the ratings are in. last night's broadcast got the second highest ratings in a decade. >> joining us with a look at some of the highlights billy, rihanna, she performed twice last night. a lot of folks are talking about her cozying up with chris brunell last night. >> yeah, well, it was four years ago to the day, well, the night before the grammys in 2009, where rihanna didn't make it to the show because she was beaten pretty severely. it's uncomfortable for something watching them could noodling away. the interview on the carpet, and it was not even brought up. there they were, back in love. th
or serious effort to stop it. in fact, with all of this going on, all of this looming, the u.s. senate made a point of reading george washington's farewell address to the chamber today. something they do every year. but, of course, this is no ordinary time, and to the white house we go. nbc's peter alexander standing by there. peter, good evening. >> reporter: brian, good evening to you. there is bipartisan agreement on one thing, that those sequester cuts will likely go ahead as planned at the end of this week. the white house and congressional republicans have made no progress toward a deal. while there was plenty of talking today, almost all of it was critical of the other side. the latest in the parade of public officials issuing dire warnings, homeland security secretary janet napolitano asked if the cuts would increase the likelihood of a terrorist attack. napolitano went there. >> we're going to do everything we can to minimize that risk but the sequester makes it awfully, awfully tough. >> reporter: back from a ten-day recess, house speaker john boehner. >> if the president was seri
that is being called retaliation for u.s. drone strikes. it happened on a pakistani military base in the tribal region of south waziristan. the pakistani taliban claims responsibility. they say the attack is revenge for two drone strikes that killed two of their leaders. two militants also died in the atta attack. >>> also new this morning, north korea is renewing threats against the united states. the country is promising to retaliate against the u.s. for having so-called double standards after neighboring country south korea launched a rocket this week. washington condemned north korea's rocket launch in december but not south korea's launch. north korea hassed no said how it will retaliate. u.s. and south korean diplomats claim north korea used bann enn missile technology. >>> right now, vice president joe biden is meeting with leaders in germany. earlier this morning, he talked about iran's nuclear ambitions at a security conference in munich. he says there's still room for diplomacy if iran is willing to make a good faith effort. >>> today marks one year since the murder of a transgender w
for drone strikes targeting u.s. citizens who are suspected operational leaders of al qaeda. the shift follows mounting demands to see the memos from members of congress. >> they should produce this legal document. i don't think they should hold back anymore. >> i'm going to pull out all the stops to get the actual legal analysis, because without it, in effect, the administration is practicing secret law. >> the move comes two days after nbc news reported on this confidential 16-page justice department white paper that summarized the legal arguments for targeting u.s. citizens who are suspected al qaeda leaders, such as american born anwar al. the white house called such targeted kling a lawful act of self-defense and concluded they did not require the target was plotting a specific attack in the immediate future. the contents of the memo drew sharp criticism from some legal scholars. >> it really looks like a subjective judgment by the american official who will make the call. >> civil liberties advocates say the white house move is not enough. >> it's a memo that really ought to be r
taken control of the rq-170 drone. u.s. officials say it crashlanded due to a malfunction. today iranian state television showed footage that has reportedly been downloaded from the drone. the video appears to show an aerial view of an airport in the city of kandahar, afghanistan. iran is also claiming now to have the ability to produce functional copies of smaller american surveillance drones. drones are a hot topic in washington as president obama's choice to head the cia is facing some tough questions. on the hill today, john brennan's confirmation hearing got off to a rough start. >> i speak for the mothers -- >> all right, we will stop again. >> i have a list of all the names and ages -- >> all right. we're going to halt the hearing. i'm going to ask that the room be cleared. >> five separate times today members of code pink had to be escorted out. protesters are angry about brennan's role in crafting the drone policy. targeting suspected terrorists and sometimes killing innocent victims. brennan addressed the protesters directly today, said the use of lethal force is always a last
's largest airline as u.s. airlines and america joins forces. tom covers aviation for us, good morning. >> hi. natalie. this is an $11 billion deal and he helps american airlines emerge from chapter 11. 95,000 employees, 637 daily flights. what does it mean for travelers? previous airline mergers often led to higher ticket prices, watch for that. these two carriers expected to operate separately or longer. existing tickets honored and frequent flyer programs for now will replay in separate and this deal will require justice department approval and that could take some time. natalie. >> thank you. >>> the president has declared a state of disaster in southern mississippi after a powerful tornado ripped through hattiesburg earlier this week. officials estimated it could take tens of millions of dollars to repair the destruction left in the twister's path and severely damaged a college campus and hundreds of homes. >>> good news for the economy. fewer americans are on the way to foreclosure. the number of homes being are repossessed dropped 28% january of 2012 and january of this year and meanti
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, a changing of the guard today in afghanistan, a new commander of nato and u.s. forces took over. marine general joseph dunford succeeded john allen who has been in command the last 18 months. president obama has nominated allen to be the supreme allied commander in europe. the u.s. and its allies plan to hand over security to afghan forces at the end of next year. >>> when "nbc nightly news" continues on this sunday, new information about a potentially deadly disease that's made a big comeback. >>> and later, why they're all rooting for this big guy as a top contender for best in show. . transitions® lenses automatically filter just the right amount of light. so you see everything the way it's meant to be seen. maybe even a little better. visit your eyecare professional today to ask about our newest lenses, transitions vantage and transitions xtractive lenses. experience life well lit. ask which transitions adaptive lens is best for you. test. test. test. test. test. test. test.3 f1 test. test. test. >>> we're back with health news, and concern about a growing outbreak of whooping coug
, and we are now within 72 hours until those forced budget cuts are imposed on the u.s. economy, and the federal government, again, while they have nothing to do with a jury, they are called the sequester, and americans get to judge for themselves who is telling the truth here. the obama administration is close to running out of dire ways to warn of the consequences. the attorney general of the united states actually said today our country is going to be less safe because of these budget cuts. so, if that's the case, why doesn't it feel more urgent amid all the noise here in washington? it's where we begin tonight with our chief white house correspondent, chuck todd. chuck, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. you know, we have a new poll out, and it has a simple and clear message -- the american public's patience is wearing thin with washington as it stumbles into yet another manufactured budget crisis. as republicans continue to say he's playing politics, the president was in newport news, virginia, today, a shipbuilding town heavily dependent on military spending.
almost out on the potomac this morning. and there's the u.s. capitol building. and a little early morning daylight showing up, and 27 degrees downtown and it's a whole lot colder out across the western and northern suburbs now. anywhere from falls church and fairfax city out to manassas and bristow, and leesburg all in the teens this morning, and same story across maryland, 20 degrees or older this morning there. and we will inch our way up. by noontime today upper 30s to around 40 degrees, and high temperatures mid to late afternoon today should be in the mid-40s around town. and staying a little cooler today, upper 30s and low 40s for folks into far northern maryland and in the mountains of virginia, and clouds on the increase means the temperatures will not be dropping off as quickly tonight as they did last night. no rain around the area, and first drops just in extreme far west virgia, and that's where the first drops are and they are probably at least 12 hours away and that means we won't have to worry about drops here until well after dark tonight, and then the rain drops start bec
. the u.s. company operating the bus had no crashes in the past two years, according to federal records. >>> the president heads to minneapolis today to meet with local leaders on the issue of gun control. in his annual presuper bowl interview last night, the president addressed a range of other issues, including the risk of brain injury in children playing football. >> i want to make sure that we're doing everything we can to make the sport safer. and that means that the game is probably going to evolve a little bit. >> president obama also addressed the boy scouts' longstanding policy of excluding gays and lesbians saying that they should have, quote, access and opportunity, the same way everyone else does. >>> a new york icon is laid to rest today at the funeral for former new york city mayor ed koch. former president bill clinton speaks at the manhattan service and koch's favorite subway station will be renamed in his honor. >>> leon panetta defended the use of unmanned drone strikes to target potential terrorists who are a threat to the u.s. in an interview on "meet the press," he
to rein in iran's nuclear ambitions. vice president biden says the u.s. is prepared to hold direct talks with iran but only if the lich in th leadership in tehran is serious. speaking in germany, biden said there's still time for diplomacy to succeed, but iran needs to show good faith in efforts to resolve concerns over its nuclear program. >>> meantime, iran revealed its domestically built fighter jet which it claims can evade radar. mahmoud ahmadinejad says it shows the growing self-reliance in military technology. >>> in this country, there's been another online hacker attack. twitter says it quickly shut down at least one attempt to gain access to its user data, but hacker may have collected information on 250,000 of its more than 200 million active users including users names, e-mail addresses, and encrypted versions of passwords. twitter says it reset the passwords to the affected users and sent then emails telling them to create a new one. it encourages all of its use force change their passwords -- users to change their passwords regardless if their account was compromised. >>> p
undocumented immigrants living in the u.s. to earn citizenship. on monday he took his push for tougher gun laws to minneapolis, the city known as murderapolis in the mid '90s. >> weapons of war have no place on our streets or in our schools or threaten iing our law enforcement officers. >> reporter: against the backdrop of those officers, president obama urged supporters to call on congress to act. >> we don't have to agree on everything to agree it's time to do something. >> reporter: while both sides largely agree with a need for extended background checks, reinstating the assault weapons ban remains the most controversial effort. president obama is ignoring the nation's economic challenges, critics say. >> our economy could use some presidential leadership right now. >> reporter: immigration reform is critical, they say, to helping the nation's economy. those coming here to meet with the president, ceos from companies like yahoo! goldman sachs and coca cola. natalie? >> thank you so much, peter. >>> secretly laying out conditions for carrying out targeted killings of suspected american terro
news conference. >>> right now a crippled cruise ship slowly but surely making its way to u.s. port. it's hours away from arriving. how carnival is trying to repay passengers. >>> 6:29. we're keeping a close eye on the roads, ice all over the place. it's causing huge problems. meteorologist tom kierein is on the storm team 4 weather deck. what are you seeing out there? >>> we got wet overnight from the snow that melted on roadways, accumulated on grassy areas, and rain. not only are the roads getting icy but so are the sidewalks. front steps, watch out as you step out your front door. we did get a coating of snow. this photo sent in by one of our viewers, eldersburg, maryland, west of baltimore. looks a lot like this across much of montgomery county into loudoun county, points north and west of washington. about a half inch to an inch of fresh coating of snow on the grassy areas mainly, melting on roadways. now the roadways are freezing up. temperatures near freezing all around montgomery county, most of prince george's, arlington, fairfax, as well. watch out, the roads are slick, so ar
nuclear weapons. investigators from the u.s. atomic agency returned from iran without a deal on how the investigation should be conducted. this comes as the "washington post" reports it has evidence iran is speeding up its plans to build weapons. according to the "post," iranian agents secretly tried to buy from china 100,000 magnets that are used in centrifuges. if this report is true, iran would have enough magnets for 50,000 new centrifuges which help enrich uranium. that is five times the number it frates right now. -- operates now. >>> there's a new medal used for fighting in drone wars, troops who launch attacks that can kill or disable an enemy. defense secretary panetta approved the establishment of the distinguished warfare medal. the red, white, and blue ribbon will be given to individual for extraordinary achievement in military operations after september 11, 2001. unlike other combat medals, honorees do not need to risk their lives to receive it. >>> the white house now has a fight on its hands over the president's call to raise the minimum wage. he called on congress to
with all the headlines. >> hey, matt and savannah and everyone. >>> an explosion at the entrance to the u.s. embassy in turkey. foreign correspondent richard engel is in istanbul with the latest. richard, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. details are still coming in, but witnesses say that a suicide bomber tried to enter the u.s. embassy using a side door, that he got as far as the first x-ray machine and then detonated some sort of explosive device. the u.s. ambassador quoted by the roueuters news agency says e turkish guard was killed, working for the u.s. embassy. there were many injured, mostly people who were walking by on the street. the u.s. embassy just issued a statement, but didn't provide any details. it said that they are thankful for the actions of the turkish authorities and that more information will be provided later. >> richard engel, thank you very much. >>> admirers and critics alike are remembering former new york city mayor ed koch who died overnight from congestive heart failure. the current mayor, michael bloomberg, called him new york's champion. he was 88 yea
overseas tonight, an egyptian court has sentenced four men to prison for a year for the attack on the u.s. embassy during protests over an anti-islam film in cairo last september. the men were charged with trespassing, and destruction of property. after scaling the embassy walls and tearing down the american flag. >>> when we come back here tonight, a different perspective on the blizzard of 2013. you kno? a talking car. but i'll tell you what impresses me. a talking train. this ge locomotive can tell you exactly where it is, what it's carrying, while using less fuel. delivering whatever the world needs, when it needs it. ♪ after all, what's the point of talking if you don't have something important to say? ♪ iwhy let constipation somethingstry miralax.?say? mirlax works differently than other laxatives. it draws water into your colon to unblock your system naturally. don't wait to feel great. miralax. hey america, even though slisa rinna is wearing the depend silhouette briefs for charity to prove how great the fit is even under a fantastic dress. the best protection now looks, fits
: there will be more foreign policy in tonight's speech, including an announcement that 34,000 u.s. soldiers will be coming home from afghanistan in the next year. while reducing gun violence will only be a small part of the president's speech, it's a big part of tonight's atmospherics. watching from the balcony will be several families from the tragic newtown school shooting, the parent of hadiya pendleton, a teenager who was shot and killed in chicago last month. and gabrielle giffords in this new anti-violence gun ad. >> take it from me, congress must act. let's get this done. >> reporter: senator marco rubio was chosen to deliver the republican response in both english and spanish. sitting in the audience tonight, of course, will be the president's cabinet. a lot of the new choices will not be there like the defense -- the person up for defense secretary, chuck hagel, but chuck hagel is a step closer tonight, brian. he got through a key committee and there might be a full vote on his confirmation by as early as thursday. >> chuck todd, we'll see more of you later tonight. thanks. >>> and
if there is obama gave him a "bachlt." >>> the jersey worn by the captain of the u.s. olympic hockey team which won the so-called miracle on ice went up for auction. it took place in the 1980 winter games and is widely considered one of the greatest sporting events ever played. the mostly amateur team usa beat a dominant russian squad 4-3 before going on to win cold. the jersey is expected to win at least $1 million. >>> at least one midwestern resident enjoyed the terrible weather seen last week. berlin the bear. berlin is being housed at a zoo in kansas city because her normal home in duluth is flooded. >>> from the music world a sad note to report about the passing of a one-time member of the temptations. ♪ papa was a rolling stone >> otis harris sang the lead on the 1972 hit "papa was a rolling stone." he was the youngest member of the group, awe editioning when he was 21 years old. his family tells us wilson died earlier this week after a long battle with prostate cancer. he was 62. >>> up next here tonight, why the hit songs of today owe more to youtube than ever before. i you're suffering
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the blast, saying it threatens u.s. security and that the danger posed by north korea's threatening activities warrants further, swift and credible action by the international community. the united states will also continue to take steps necessary to defend ourselves and our allies. now, the u.n. security council in new york has called an emergency session to discuss ratcheting up sanctions against north korea, but the reality is that north korea is pretty much sanctioned out already. unless china steps up and agrees to impose strict sanctions against north korea, it appears that they will continue on this course to develop nuclear weapons. and this test today, following the test of a ballistic missile last december should put to rest any claims or hopes that the current 29-year-old north korean leader kim jong un is any different from his father, kim jong il. there's a difference in styles but kim jong un seems just as intent on creating a nuclear weapon that will put north korea in a powerful position as a nuclear threat in that region. >> jim miklaszewski at the pentagon for us t
: the headline could be the obama announcement that he will bring home 34,000 u.s. forces from afghanistan but he will warn the military could be hurt by spending cuts march 1. the sequester. outside the capitol union members protested the automatic cuts that will also hit social servic services. preventing sequester cuts calls for a deal on taxes and spending the president is called for in previous state of the union speeches. there's still no agreement. >> we had a spending debt crisis. not a receive knew debt crisis. you have to make the right diagnosis. >> reporter: the obama prescription is to spend more and put americans back to work and pay for that by higher taxes on the wealthy. the liberal agenda he laid out at his inaugural and angering republicans. >> saying things that position him on the far left of the political spectrum is not a great way to achieve accomplishments out of divided government. >> reporter: the president will push measures to stop gun violence. like the shooting death of 15-year-old pendleton in january in chicago. >> her murder is heartbreaking. >> reporter: her mot
, right? >> almost 40,000 people come to this show. it really is the place in the u.s. where you see what the trends are. a lot of it is home based. today we're uncovering what some of those things are. >> first one should be obvious. it's flowers. >> but it's wallflowers. this is redefining what you think of wallflowers. great way to create a focal point in your home. tommy mitchell, those are metal, all hand painted flowers. then puts as shadow boxes. you can do one or group them as a whole. it has an old fashioned but updated botanical look and these circles that double as vases. you don't have to put flowers in them. if you want to bring it to life for spring it's a great thing to do. >> use real flowers? >> it's a little vessel. fill it with water. put it back on the wall. it can be just dots on the wall or vases. >> next we have rugs. >> animals on rugs has been a big trend. decorators like albert hadley have used them for years. these are updated for a kids room, crocheted lion. >> i'm glad you said that was for a kid's room. >> zebra, iconic decorator. this is printed canvas. no a
to be around $50 billion. that's greater than any u.s. hurricane except for katrina in 2005. the report also blames 72 deaths directly on sandy, making it the deadliest hurricane to strike the northeast in four decades. >>> we are mourning the loss of veteran nbc news correspondent tom aspul who spent 20 years with nbc, covering world-changing events including the fall of saddam hussein and the war in afghanistan. he was 62 years old. all of us who work with him remember him so well and loved him dearly. >>> it was a ride to remember for a pregnant woman heading to the hospital a few days ago in connecticut with three feet of snow on the ground from that blizzard and lori wood, about to give birth, five neighbors fashioned a car luggage carrier into a sled. they then dragged her 1,000 yards until they found a plowed road and a car that could get her to the hospital. and she gave birth to this beautiful little baby boy, jimmy, about an hour later. that's an adventure into the world. more baby news also this morning. alec baldwin and his wife are expecting their first child together. hilaria b
in u.s. history. yet, there are many myths and misconceptions about them. >> here to tell us what she's learned about her generation is "today" contributor and host of "rltv's boomers 2.0, a generation and reimagined" and "rethink 50 plus" is our good friend jane pauley. >> hi, jane. >> a little cleavage in the morning. >> that is what we like. >> that's the way we like our jane. let's be honest. >> thank you for pointing that out. thank you so much for pointing that out. >> that's what we're here for. >> by the way, my generation is our generation. >> right, exactly. >> you, hoda, are the trailing edge. she's on the cusp. you're the trailing edge. i'm the leading edge of the baby boomers. >> i'm right there with you. >> you're ripe. >> oh, boy am i ripe. >> you certainly are. >> rltv in partnership with aarp has done these two programs on the next week on the 14th -- wednesday, i think -- re-evaluating the impact of our generation. i mean, everybody knows the impact we have had, but that we continue to have is the issue, and the numbers would surprise you. boomers have about almost t
week. the 28-year-old hopes to be healed in time to represent the u.s. at the 2014 olympics in sochi. >>> even a blizzard couldn't keep moviegoers away from a good comedy. "identity thief," jason bateman and melissa mccarthy debuted took top honors and "warm bodies," zombie romance. >> new genre. >> i know. "side effects" opened in third. >> rom zombies. >> at least they're date noug not eating each other. >> they need romance, too. >> they do. >> natalie, thanks. >>> how about a quick check of the weather? >> unfortunately we've got another system to talk about, already the northeast. first we look down south where the same system that caused tornadoes down south is firing up again, bringing a lot of heavy rain with it. rainfall amounts from three to six inches of rain. to the north we have more icy conditions making their way through the northeast and new england bringing freezing rain, sleet and rain to boston, providence and everywhere in between. we have winter weather advisories to caribou, maine. freezing rain advisories from central new jersey into eastern new york. that's wh
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